By Matt Fortune

Arsenal simply must end this season with some silverware, according to Arsène Wenger.

Although the Gunners earned plenty of praise for the way they played last term, the Club endured a bout of bad luck that marred the closing stages of the campaign. It meant they ended it empty handed.

The manager is adamant a good start could set the tone for an even brighter season than the last. That means with his hands on the Premier League or Champions League.

"Every season is a season when you have to win something,” said Wenger. “But the difference between winning and losing is very small at the moment.

“For me the two massive trophies are the Premier League and the Champions League. We were close in both competitions [last season]. So let's go and try again. We want to win things. But had we made 70 points and won the Carling Cup people would have said for me it is not satisfying.

"We will not play every year like last year and lose out in the end. We have to reconsider and play exactly the same.

“What is dreadful when you are a big club is to be out of the title race in September. That is why it is so important to get a good start."

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15 Aug 2008